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Annual Summit Supports Latino Community

Annual Summit Supports Latino Community

Emily Meza-Perez, Staff Writer
March 17
Filed under Issue-6, News, Showcase

The annual Latino Summit, which occurred last Saturday, March 4, presented a synthesis of information about college and social services available around Los Altos. The event opened for all community members and aimed to provide resources and a platform for Latino families to ask questions and be informe...

Minimum Wage Hikes Meet Mixed Responses

Minimum Wage Hikes Meet Mixed Responses

Akhil Jakatdar, Avi Varghese, and Michael Sieffert
March 17
Filed under Issue-6, News, Showcase

In recent months, “Help Wanted” signs have cropped up in the windows of Mountain View restaurants. Businesses have been hit hard by a shortage of low-wage workers, which, according to Mountain View Mayor Ken Rosenberg, stems from increases in housing prices. To help alleviate this issue, Mountain ...

With Marijuana Legalized, Farmers Worry Over State Regulations

With Marijuana Legalized, Farmers Worry Over State Regulations

Dominick Lanni, Business Manager
March 17
Filed under Issue-6, News

Five hours north of San Francisco lies the Emerald Triangle, a trio of agriculture-focused counties that comprises the largest cannabis-producing region in the United States. In these three counties — Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity, marijuana growers have become increasingly concerned that California’s r...

RAINN Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Week

RAINN Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer
March 17
Filed under Issue-6, News, Showcase

From Monday to Friday, March 27 to 31, the Los Altos RAINN Club will hold its first Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign, also known as RAINN Week. RAINN, or the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and the club will organize activities h...

Jim Takes a Break: Interlude

Jim Takes a Break: Interlude

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Columns, Issue-6, Opinions

There’s not much to talk about on the college front besides the cacophony of thumb-twiddling that’s taking place as we wait for late-March admissions. There’s also the happy truth that college is currently a bit “out of sight, out of mind” and I’d rather not dwell on something that’s better...

“Turning the Tide” on College Admissions

Anisha Desai and Julia Santos
March 21
Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

There is a possibility that community service, contributions to family life and accomplishments based on quality will be valued by college admissions just as much — or even more — than GPA, the number of AP or Honors classes taken or standardized testing scores. Harvard University and 88 other colleges...

John Steinbeck: On the Verge of Extinction

John Steinbeck: On the Verge of Extinction

Claire Bai and Rachel Lu
March 21
Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

George and Lennie. Crooks, Curly and Candy. These are all characters with whom we have traveled in the adventure “Of Mice and Men” our freshman year, but who won’t be passed on to the next generation. This year, the English department has pulled the text from the ninth grade Survey of Composition...

Youth Desensitization in the U.S.

David Lisbonne, Senior Writer
March 20
Filed under Issue-6, Opinions, Web Exclusive

Out of the 365 days in 2015, the United States saw 372 mass murders –– classified as four or more people killed or injured –– with 475 deaths and 1,870 injuries, according to PBS. With this staggering and terrifying data comes a problem less exposed: youth desensitization. This current outpouring of of v...

Baseball Optimistic With New Season On Deck

Baseball Optimistic With New Season On Deck

Julia Santos, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

Any baseball fan will tell you that the game has more parity than any other sport — it is very true that anyone can beat anyone on any given day. As of press deadline, the baseball team is 4-2, and is hoping for positive results in a league where nothing is ever certain. “This year we look to...

Gymnastics Vaults Into New Season

Gymnastics Vaults Into New Season

Emily Terada, Senior Writer
March 15
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

With the season well underway, the gymnastics team is looking to improve its overall standing within the league. Due to the loss of many seniors to graduation last year, the team plans to recruit more underclassmen to help bolster the program. “Our main goal is to win CCS, but a lot of our excellent...

Track looks to start season fast

Track looks to start season fast

Booker Martin, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

No longer a no-cut sport students take to fulfill their P.E. credits, the school’s track and field team aims to set the bar high this season through successful team dynamics and individual perseverance. Last year’s season yielded some impressive performances. The team sent several athletes, including...

New era dawns as girls lacrosse enters inaugural season

New era dawns as girls lacrosse enters inaugural season

Keith Bohrer, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Issue-6, Sports

Hit the ground running, make a statement and set the bar high. The girls lacrosse team will be looking to accomplish these three things in its first-ever season at the school. The boys lacrosse team was added to the athletic department just a few years ago and now the girls have followed in their footsteps....

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